The 1st Annual Shamrock the Block is headed your way!

Shamrock the Block 2021

Saint Patrick’s Day events are a local favorite for Downtown Anniston patrons, with authentic food specials at various restaurants, live music, and bar crawls, there is always a good time to be had. However this year, as we are on the tailend of a world pandemic, we were presented with difficult decisions. How could we […]

Oxford Festival of Lights 2020

Oxford Festival of Lights Entrance

The Oxford Festival of Lights will be hosted in 2020 at Choccolocco Park, located at 954 Leon Smith Parkway in Oxford, Alabama.  The expansive grounds of Choccolocco Park provide a perfect venue for the festival, and its proximity to shopping, dining, and lodging facilities make the Festival of Lights a favorite destination for the citizens […]

My Sweet Escape

My sweet escape painting

By Kelsey Butler  Paint Parties and Art by Tiffany Beal Local artist Tiffany Beal found her “sweet escape” in art and has turned her passion into her business.  Beal has been hosting paint parties in and around Piedmont, where she lives, for five years. She travels to homes for private parties and holds classes for […]

AnniCon 2020

AnniCon 2020

AnniCon 2020 returns to the Anniston City Meeting Center, ​1615 Noble St., on March 1. The Asian cultures convention kicks off at 10:00 am and will run until 10:00 pm.  AnniCon is a free one-day celebration of Asian cultures including art, music, costuming, manga, anime, gaming, food, history, and special guests. All ages are welcome […]

Quick Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Events

Whether you’re looking for a mid-day surprise for your sweetie, dinner suggestions, or a night out on the town we’ve got you covered! Plus check out a few of our favorite DIY dishes you can prepare at home.  Some area restaurants had not released their menu at the time of this writing. Follow us on […]

Black Heritage Festival 2019: A 40 Year Poetic Journey

40th Black Heritage Festival

The 40th annual Black Heritage Festival is February 15 at Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston.  Ms. Georgia Calhoun began the Black Heritage Festival four decades ago. Her vision was to enhance the poetry experience for children in our community and to encourage support for local museums. Each year, students step on stage to compete in […]

Holiday Happenings 2019

christmas events

Friendship Santa Date: Ends Dec. 23 Location: 5921 McIntosh Rd, Oxford Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm Santa visits the home of Avery and Kathy Robertson each night Nov 30 – Dec 23 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Stop by for a picture with him and his 17 foot Rudolph or other Christmas decorations. (bring your […]

The Jacob Darrow Band

Jacob Darrow Band

A new year will bring new music from The Jacob Darrow Band. “My main goal for 2020 is to release an EP,” says Darrow, guitarist and vocalist. “I’ve got the first single recorded… So that will probably be out very early 2020 and then some other music to follow.” The EP will be the first […]

Magic of Lights

Magic of Lights

Explore the Magic of Lights at Choccolocco Park in Oxford. Magic of Lights opens every night from 5:00 to 10:00 pm now through January 4. Tune your radio to your favorite holiday music and enjoy this one-mile drive through light show from the comfort – and warmth – of your own car. Tickets for standard […]

No Miss November

Lee Ann Womack

November is packed with musical performances you don’t want to miss! The sensational Kenny G comes to Anniston just weeks after his collaboration with rapper Kanye West stirs new interest in the iconic saxophonist. Plus, the story of Simon and Garfunkel, Chinese pianist Fei Fei, The Color Purple, and much more.  A couple of events […]